Leila: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Leila

With Arabic and Persian roots, Leila is said to mean “night” or “dark-haired beauty.” If your dark-haired beauty keeps you up all night, here’s a great name choice.

Nicknames:

Lee, Lala.

Famous people named Leila:

Actress, playwright, and producer Leila Hayes; Leila Ahmed, Egyptian-American writer on Islamic feminism; journalist Leila McKinnon; actress Leila Kenzle from Mad About You.

Fun fact:

This name is sometimes pronounced LAY-la, and other times spoken as LEE-la.

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